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Speed Unfettered: Best of the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2014

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Aston Martin V8 Vantage S
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Aston Martin V8 Vantage S
Aston Martin Rapide S
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Aston Martin Rapide S
Bugatti at the Goodwood FoS
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Bugatti at the Goodwood FoS
1958 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Convertible
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1958 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Convertible
Abarth 595 Competizione
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Abarth 595 Competizione
1935 Mercedes-Benz 500 K CC with coachwork by Erdmann & Rossi
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1935 Mercedes-Benz 500 K CC with coachwork by Erdmann & Rossi
BMW M4 Coupe
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BMW M4 Coupe
Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe
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Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe
Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe
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Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe
1958 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Convertible
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1958 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Convertible
BMW M4 Coupe
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BMW M4 Coupe
Mercedes-Benz E 300 BlueTEC Hybrid SE Saloon
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Mercedes-Benz E 300 BlueTEC Hybrid SE Saloon
Dacia Sandero Stepway
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Dacia Sandero Stepway
Audi R8
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Audi R8
Alfa Romeo at Goodwood FoS
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Alfa Romeo at Goodwood FoS
Citroen at Goodwood
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Citroen at Goodwood
Bonhams Auction at the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2014
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Bonhams Auction at the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2014
Bonhams Auction at the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2014
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Bonhams Auction at the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2014
Bonhams Auction at the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2014
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Bonhams Auction at the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2014
Bonhams Auction at the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2014
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Bonhams Auction at the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2014
Bonhams Auction at the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2014
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Bonhams Auction at the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2014
Bonhams Auction at the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2014
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Bonhams Auction at the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2014
Austin Healey 3000 MK3
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Austin Healey 3000 MK3
Audi Quattro A1
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Audi Quattro A1
Austin Rover
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Austin Rover
Citroen Visa Mille Pistes
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Citroen Visa Mille Pistes
Datsun 260Z
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Datsun 260Z
Audi Quattro GP4
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Audi Quattro GP4
Chevrolet Corvette
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Chevrolet Corvette
Audi R18 E-Tron Quattro
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Audi R18 E-Tron Quattro
Chevy Camaro Z28
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Chevy Camaro Z28
Chevy Camaro Z28
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Chevy Camaro Z28
Chevron-Chevrolet B24
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Chevron-Chevrolet B24
BRM P261
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BRM P261
Austin Bantam Roadster Rat Trap
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Austin Bantam Roadster Rat Trap
Mercedes-Benz W123
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Mercedes-Benz W123
Ferrari 250 GT LWB
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Ferrari 250 GT LWB
Cooper-Maserati T61P Monaco
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Cooper-Maserati T61P Monaco
Ferrari 166 MM Barchetta
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Ferrari 166 MM Barchetta
Bentley Speed Six Old Number Three
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Bentley Speed Six Old Number Three
Bentley Continental GT3
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Bentley Continental GT3
Audi Type C Alpine
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Audi Type C Alpine
Cooper-Maserati T61P Monaco
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Cooper-Maserati T61P Monaco
Bentley Speed Six Old Number Two
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Bentley Speed Six Old Number Two
Alfa Romeo Giulietta SZ Coda Tronca
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Alfa Romeo Giulietta SZ Coda Tronca
Alpine-Renault A442B
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Alpine-Renault A442B
Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3
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Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3
Alfa Romeo Tipo 33/3
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Alfa Romeo Tipo 33/3
Audi A3 e-tron
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Audi A3 e-tron
Mercedes-Benz W196
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Mercedes-Benz W196
BMW Rennsport
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BMW Rennsport
Ferrari 250 GT LWB
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Ferrari 250 GT LWB
Chevrolet Cruze 1.6T
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Chevrolet Cruze 1.6T
BMW 3.0 CSL Batmobile
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BMW 3.0 CSL Batmobile
Audi Sport Quattro S1 E2
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Audi Sport Quattro S1 E2
Chevrolet Impala
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Chevrolet Impala
Citroen DS3 WRC
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Citroen DS3 WRC
Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG
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Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG
Mercedes sponsored this year's Goodwood event
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Mercedes sponsored this year's Goodwood event
The Mercedes-Benz arch swoops over the Goodwood House, spanning 45 m (147.6 ft)
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The Mercedes-Benz arch swoops over the Goodwood House, spanning 45 m (147.6 ft)
The Mercedes sculpture has two vehicles - a replica of the 1934 Mercedes-Benz W 25 Silver Arrow and a Merceds AMG Petronas F1 W04
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The Mercedes sculpture has two vehicles - a replica of the 1934 Mercedes-Benz W 25 Silver Arrow and a Merceds AMG Petronas F1 W04
Goodwood at night
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Goodwood at night
Mercedes-Benz at Goodwood Festival of Speed
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Mercedes-Benz at Goodwood Festival of Speed
Mercedes-Benz at Goodwood Festival of Speed
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Mercedes-Benz at Goodwood Festival of Speed
Mercedes-Benz at Goodwood Festival of Speed
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Mercedes-Benz at Goodwood Festival of Speed
Mercedes-Benz at Goodwood Festival of Speed
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Mercedes-Benz at Goodwood Festival of Speed
Mercedes-Benz at Goodwood Festival of Speed
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Mercedes-Benz at Goodwood Festival of Speed
Maserati 250F
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Maserati 250F
Maserati A6 GCS Berlinetta
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Maserati A6 GCS Berlinetta
Maserati Alfieri concept
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Maserati Alfieri concept
Maserati Boyle Special
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Maserati Boyle Special
Maserati MC12 Goodwood Cent 100
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Maserati MC12 Goodwood Cent 100
Maserati MC12 Goodwood Cent 100
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Maserati MC12 Goodwood Cent 100
Maserati MC12 Goodwood Cent 100
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Maserati MC12 Goodwood Cent 100
Maserati MC12 Goodwood Cent 100
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Maserati MC12 Goodwood Cent 100
Maserati Tipo 26M
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Maserati Tipo 26M
Maserati A6 GCS Berlinetta
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Maserati A6 GCS Berlinetta
Maserati A6 GCS Berlinetta
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Maserati A6 GCS Berlinetta
Maserati Alfieri
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Maserati Alfieri
McLaren 650S
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McLaren 650S
McLaren 650S
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McLaren 650S
McLaren at Goodwood
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McLaren at Goodwood
Lamborghini at Goodwood
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Lamborghini at Goodwood
Ford Shelby Mustang GT350
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Ford Shelby Mustang GT350
Infiniti Q50
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Infiniti Q50
Mazda MX-5
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Mazda MX-5
Lotus at Goodwood
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Lotus at Goodwood
Honda at Goodwood
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Honda at Goodwood
Infiniti FX Vettel
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Infiniti FX Vettel
Jaguar D-Type
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Jaguar D-Type
Forster Racing
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Forster Racing
Forster Racing
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Forster Racing
Ford-Lotus Cortina
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Ford-Lotus Cortina
Lancia Fulvia Coupe
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Lancia Fulvia Coupe
Lancia Fulvia Coupe
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Lancia Fulvia Coupe
Lancia Rallye 037
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Lancia Rallye 037
Hyundai at Goodwood
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Hyundai at Goodwood
Lola-Aston Martin DBR1-2
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Lola-Aston Martin DBR1-2
Mazda RX7
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Mazda RX7
Lancia Beta Montecarlo
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Lancia Beta Montecarlo
Lotus-Cosworth 79
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Lotus-Cosworth 79
March-Cosworth 2-4-0
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March-Cosworth 2-4-0
Maki-Cosworth F101A
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Maki-Cosworth F101A
Lola-Cosworth T500
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Lola-Cosworth T500
Jaguar E-Type Group 44
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Jaguar E-Type Group 44
Jaguar D-Type Prototype
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Jaguar D-Type Prototype
Jaguar C-Type
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Jaguar C-Type
GN Spider
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GN Spider
Jaguar D-Type Long-Nose
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Jaguar D-Type Long-Nose
Kawasaki ZX10-R
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Kawasaki ZX10-R
Lancia 037
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Lancia 037
Ford Galaxie 500
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Ford Galaxie 500
Jaguar XJS TWR
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Jaguar XJS TWR
Maserati Centennial exhibition
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Maserati Centennial exhibition
Maserati Centennial exhibition
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Maserati Centennial exhibition
Ford Cologne Capri Works
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Ford Cologne Capri Works
Ferrari 458 Spider
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Ferrari 458 Spider
Ferrari F12 Berlinetta
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Ferrari F12 Berlinetta
Ferrari F12
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Ferrari F12
This year's Goodwood sculpture stands 85.3 ft (26 m) over Goodwood House
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This year's Goodwood sculpture stands 85.3 ft (26 m) over Goodwood House
Goodwood at night
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Goodwood at night
Goodwood at night
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Goodwood at night
Fiat Abarth 595
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Fiat Abarth 595
The unveiling of the 2014 sculpture was accompanied by fireworks
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The unveiling of the 2014 sculpture was accompanied by fireworks
The unveiling of the 2014 sculpture was accompanied by fireworks
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The unveiling of the 2014 sculpture was accompanied by fireworks
Ford Escort
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Ford Escort
Ford Escort
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Ford Escort
Ford Escort
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Ford Escort
Fiat 131 Abarth
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Fiat 131 Abarth
Fiat 124 Abarth
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Fiat 124 Abarth
Ford RS200 Evo
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Ford RS200 Evo
Ford Escort Cosworth
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Ford Escort Cosworth
Ferrari 275 GTB/C
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Ferrari 275 GTB/C
Jann Mardenborough's Nissan GTR-NISMO 'Time Attack'
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Jann Mardenborough's Nissan GTR-NISMO 'Time Attack'
Toyota GT 86
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Toyota GT 86
Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid
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Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid
Toyota Overdrive Racing Hilux
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Toyota Overdrive Racing Hilux
Volkswagen Beetle
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Volkswagen Beetle
Toyota Overdrive Racing Hilux
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Toyota Overdrive Racing Hilux
Toyota Celica GT-Four ST205
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Toyota Celica GT-Four ST205
The Red Arrows fly over Goodwood
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The Red Arrows fly over Goodwood
Toyota TS040 Hybrid
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Toyota TS040 Hybrid
Toyota TS040 Hybrid
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Toyota TS040 Hybrid
Yamaha YZR250
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Yamaha YZR250
Toyota Tundra
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Toyota Tundra
Ferrari 375 Plus
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Ferrari 375 Plus
Aston Martin Atom
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Aston Martin Atom
1964 Ferrari 158 with John Surtees
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1964 Ferrari 158 with John Surtees
1984 McLaren-TAG Porsche MP4/2
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1984 McLaren-TAG Porsche MP4/2
Lotus 49
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Lotus 49
1963 Morris Mini Cooper S with Paddy Hopkirk (right)
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1963 Morris Mini Cooper S with Paddy Hopkirk (right)
Porsche Macan Turbo
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Porsche Macan Turbo
Porsche Macan Turbo
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Porsche Macan Turbo
Renault Megane R.S
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Renault Megane R.S
Porsche Panamera S E Hybrid
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Porsche Panamera S E Hybrid
Peugeot 907
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Peugeot 907
Porsche 935 JLP-4
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Porsche 935 JLP-4
MINI at Goodwood
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MINI at Goodwood
Mercedes Grand Prix
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Mercedes Grand Prix
Sunbeam V12 350 HP
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Sunbeam V12 350 HP
Opel Kadett
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Opel Kadett
Porsche 911 ST
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Porsche 911 ST
Nissan 240RS
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Nissan 240RS
Talbot Sunbeam Lotus
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Talbot Sunbeam Lotus
MG Metro 6R4
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MG Metro 6R4
Peugeot 205 Turbo 16
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Peugeot 205 Turbo 16
The Red Arrows fly over Goodwood
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The Red Arrows fly over Goodwood
Porsche 962C
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Porsche 962C
Porsche RS Spyder
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Porsche RS Spyder
Renault 5 Maxi Turbo
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Renault 5 Maxi Turbo
Mercedes-Benz 500SL Rallye
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Mercedes-Benz 500SL Rallye
Riley-Porsche Prototype
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Riley-Porsche Prototype
Mercedes Grand Prix
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Mercedes Grand Prix
Renult Type K
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Renult Type K
Mercedes-Benz 300SLS
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Mercedes-Benz 300SLS
Renault 40CV Montlhery Coupe
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Renault 40CV Montlhery Coupe
Napier-Railton Special
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Napier-Railton Special
Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3
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Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3
Munch TTE-2
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Munch TTE-2
Suzuki at the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2014
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Suzuki at the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2014
Red Bull-Renault RB7
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Red Bull-Renault RB7
SEAT Leon Cup Racer
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SEAT Leon Cup Racer
Sebastian Loeb scores weekend's fastest Hillclimb time
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Sebastian Loeb scores weekend's fastest Hillclimb time
The LeFerrari goes bright green
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The LeFerrari goes bright green
The LeFerrari goes bright green
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The LeFerrari goes bright green
Ferrari F12 TRS
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Ferrari F12 TRS
Goodwood FoS 2014
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Goodwood FoS 2014
Highlights from the 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed
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Highlights from the 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed
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FOS, Pedro de la Rosa, Ferrari F60 (Drew Gibson)
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FOS, Pedro de la Rosa, Ferrari F60 (Drew Gibson)
Greg Thornton, Surtees TS11-Chevrolet (Matt Ankers)
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Greg Thornton, Surtees TS11-Chevrolet (Matt Ankers)
Supercars at Goodwood, Photo Marcus Dodridge
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Supercars at Goodwood, Photo Marcus Dodridge
Goodwood FoS, Photo: Dominic James
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Goodwood FoS, Photo: Dominic James
Supercars at Goodwood, Photo: Dominic James
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Supercars at Goodwood, Photo: Dominic James
Supercars at Goodwood, Photo: Dominic James
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Supercars at Goodwood, Photo: Dominic James
Supercars at Goodwood, Photo: Dominic James
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Supercars at Goodwood, Photo: Dominic James
Maserati A6 CGS Berlinetta wins ‘best in show’ at the Cartier ‘style-et-luxe’ concours d’elegance
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Maserati A6 CGS Berlinetta wins ‘best in show’ at the Cartier ‘style-et-luxe’ concours d’elegance
Goodwood crowd
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Goodwood crowd
John Surtees, Ferrari 158 (Matt Ankers)
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John Surtees, Ferrari 158 (Matt Ankers)
Jenson Button, McLaren MP4-26-Mercedes-Benz (Amy Shore)
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Jenson Button, McLaren MP4-26-Mercedes-Benz (Amy Shore)
1959 Ford Fairlane convertible (Matt Ankers)
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1959 Ford Fairlane convertible (Matt Ankers)
McLaren 650S (Matt Ankers)
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McLaren 650S (Matt Ankers)
Porsche 962 (Matt Ankers)
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Porsche 962 (Matt Ankers)
Cartier Lawn, Maserati A6 GCS (Matt Ankers)
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Cartier Lawn, Maserati A6 GCS (Matt Ankers)
Goodwood Action Sports (Adam Beresford)
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Goodwood Action Sports (Adam Beresford)
Goodwood Action Sports (Jack Terry)
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Goodwood Action Sports (Jack Terry)
Goodwood Action Sports (Adam Beresford)
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Goodwood Action Sports (Adam Beresford)
Goodwood Action Sports (Adam Beresford)
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Goodwood Action Sports (Adam Beresford)
Christophe Vaison, Mitsubishi Pajero T3 Prototype (Adam Beresford)
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Christophe Vaison, Mitsubishi Pajero T3 Prototype (Adam Beresford)
2006 Mercedes-Benz C-Class DTM (Adam Beresford)
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2006 Mercedes-Benz C-Class DTM (Adam Beresford)
Nani Roma, Mini All4 Racing (Adam Beresford)
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Nani Roma, Mini All4 Racing (Adam Beresford)
Koenigsegg Agera One:1 (Jack Terry)
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Koenigsegg Agera One:1 (Jack Terry)
Koenigsegg Agera One:1(Adam Beresford)
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Koenigsegg Agera One:1(Adam Beresford)
John Morrison, Pagani Huayra (Adam Beresford)
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John Morrison, Pagani Huayra (Adam Beresford)
McLaren P1 (Adam Beresford)
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McLaren P1 (Adam Beresford)
Mercedes-Benz Central Feature with Red Arrows (Adam Beresford)
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Mercedes-Benz Central Feature with Red Arrows (Adam Beresford)
Ferrari F12 Berlinetta (Adam Beresford)
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Ferrari F12 Berlinetta (Adam Beresford)
Porsche Panamera S e-hybrid (Adam Beresford)
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Porsche Panamera S e-hybrid (Adam Beresford)
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The racing world is still recovering from the pounding speed hangover left by this weekend's Goodwood Festival of Speed. Its pain is your gain, as this year's festival was filled to its artistic arch with ultra-fast supercars, racing personalities, legendary vintage cars, dirt-spewing rally cars and futuristic virtual concept cars.

Welcome, Mercedes style

Mercedes sponsored this year's Goodwood event
Mercedes sponsored this year's Goodwood event

Not to be outdone by Porsche and its rocketing 911s from the 2013 Festival of Speed, this year's sponsor Mercedes-Benz decorated the 2014 event with an arch that could have made St. Louis jealous. The span stretched its way over the Goodwood House, carrying with it Mercedes' first and latest eight-cylinder Silver Arrows Grand Prix race cars. A replica of the 1934 Mercedes-Benz W 25 Silver Arrow and a 2013 Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 W04 held still above the lawn as if making their own individual leaps over the manor.

"It is a tremendous opportunity to be asked by Mercedes-Benz to create a sculpture to celebrate their 120 years of motor racing," said artist Gerry Judah. "For this we have pushed the limits of what is possible with size and complexity in engineering, with a 160- tonne steel arch connecting two of their great historic cars over the top of Goodwood House."

Video game or reality?

One of the interesting themes at this year's festival was the blurring between the worlds of video game racing and real racing. Both Nissan and Aston Martin debuted brand-new race cars aimed exclusively at the pixelated tracks of Gran Turismo 6. The virtual/reality theme continued to the Hillclimb, where gamer-turned-driver Jann Mardenborough set a supercar Hillclimb record of 49.27 seconds. Behind the wheel of a Nissan GTR-NISMO "Time Attack," Mardenborough narrowly beat out Anthony Reid and his Noble M600 in the Michelin Supercar run.

Jann Mardenborough's Nissan GTR-NISMO 'Time Attack'
Jann Mardenborough's Nissan GTR-NISMO 'Time Attack'

Mardenborough developed his racing chops playing Gran Turismo, eventually taking home a win in the 2011 GT Academy, sponsored by Nissan and Sony. That competition boosted him into the world of professional race car driving, where he's raced for Nissan in a number of events, including this year's Le Mans 24 Hours.

Sebastian Loeb becomes Festival's speediest

Last year, Sebastian Loeb drove the 208 T16 Pikes Peak to an eye-popping Pikes Peak record time of 8:13.878, more than a minute and a half faster than the previous record. That stirred quite a buzz ahead of his run in the 2014 Goodwood event. With crowd whispers about a potential fastest Hillclimb ever fresh in his ears, Loeb pushed the 208 T16 to a time of 44.6 seconds. It left him three seconds behind Nick Heidfeld's 1999 record, but proved enough for the best time of the 2014 Festival of Speed.

Sebastian Loeb scores weekend's fastest Hillclimb time
Sebastian Loeb scores weekend's fastest Hillclimb time

It's worth noting that Gregory Gilvert drove the same car to a first-place 45.86-second time at last year's Goodwood event, tying with none other than Nick Heidfeld.

100 years of Maserati

Maserati plans a big 100th anniversary bash later this year, but that didn't stop it from celebrating a little early. Goodwood's Stable Yard played host to the brand's "largest ever display of cars past and present". The display bridged the past, present and future, with notable cars like the Tipo 26M, the all new Alfieri concept, and the 250F, winner of the 1957 F1 world championship.

Maserati Alfieri concept
Maserati Alfieri concept

The most special part about the Festival of Speed is the sheer amount of incredible automotive hardware on hand – from exotic sports cars, to race cars, to motorcycles and beyond. Our photo gallery gives you as full a tour as you'll get without attending in person.

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